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  • At Warner Bros., new CEO's first task is to bring peace to studio

    At Warner Bros., new CEO's first task is to bring peace to studio
    In taking the reins of Warner Bros., one of Kevin Tsujihara's first tasks will be returning calm to a studio that has been racked by divisions and infighting. Although Warner was Hollywood's No. 1 supplier of television shows, No. 1 in the home video...
  • Disney video games unit lays off about 50 workers

    Disney video games unit lays off about 50 workers
    Walt Disney Co.'s video game division laid off about 50 staffers Tuesday from several locations on the same day that it closed the Austin, Texas, studio that produced its "Epic Mickey" titles. The layoffs were separate from the people who lost their...
  • Disney unveils plans to revive its video game business

    Disney unveils plans to revive its video game business
    Long stuck in low gear, Walt Disney Co.’s video game division is aiming for infinity. The entertainment conglomerate on Tuesday unveiled plans for a high-stakes initiative called Disney Infinity that could determine the success or failure of its...
  • Kaleidescape, Warner Bros. agree to digital distribution deal

    Kaleidescape, Warner Bros. agree to digital distribution deal
    After eight years of legal battle with the entertainment industry, Kaleidescape has found a friend in Hollywood. Starting Tuesday, the manufacturer of high-end media servers will sell movies and television shows from Warner Bros., a first-of-its-kind...
  • Disney loses appeal in $269-million 'Millionaire' case

    Disney loses appeal in $269-million 'Millionaire' case
    Walt Disney Co. has lost its appeal of a high-profile case concerning profits from the game show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire." The Burbank media giant was ordered by a federal jury in 2010 to pay Celador International, the British company that...
  • Netflix takes Disney pay-TV rights from Starz

    Netflix takes Disney pay-TV rights from Starz
    Netflix has acquired the exclusive U.S. rights to movies from Walt Disney Studios films, beginning in 2016, in a three-year deal that catapults the Internet video-on-demand service into direct competition with pay-TV giants such as HBO and Showtime. The...
  • Power struggle at Warner Bros.

    Power struggle at Warner Bros.
    Two years ago Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes created an Office of the President to inspire three ambitious executives into collegial competition for the top job at Warner Bros., Hollywood's largest film and television studio. "These three...
  • Stan Lee Media sues Disney for billions over Marvel characters

    Stan Lee Media sues Disney for billions over Marvel characters
    Stan Lee Media, an Internet company that shut down more than a decade ago and has been mired in litigation ever since, has filed a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Walt Disney Co. The complaint was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Colorado,...
  • Disney adopts new paper policy after protest

    Disney adopts new paper policy after protest
    Walt Disney Co. is implementing a new policy to use less paper from environmentally threatened areas, a year after it was targeted by environmental protesters. In May of 2011, activists from the Rainforest Action Network hung a banner outside Disney's...
  • 'Disney Fairies' beats 'Magic Mike' on DVD

    'Disney Fairies' beats 'Magic Mike' on DVD
    Fairies are beating strippers in DVD sales. Walt Disney Studios' new direct-to-DVD title "Disney Fairies: Secret of the Wings" was the No. 1-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc for the week ended Oct. 27, according to research firm Rentrak Corp. It...
  • DreamWorks' Jeffrey Katzenberg discusses new Fox deal

    In a Monday news conference, DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg discussed his company's just-completed distribution deal with Twentieth Century Fox, and praised Fox chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman for building a “world-...
  • DreamWorks replaces Disney with new international partner

    DreamWorks replaces Disney with new international partner
    Walt Disney Studios will no longer release movies from its partner DreamWorks Studios around the world. The two companies have renegotiated their longstanding agreement. Going forward, Disney will only release movies produced by DreamWorks, the...